Ethiopia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 18,128,034
1960 22,151,218
1970 28,414,999
1980 35,239,974
1990 48,057,094
2000 66,443,603
2010 87,561,814
2020 111,971,051
2025 125,043,752
2050 188,455,132
2075 231,879,042
2100 242,644,125
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital Addis Ababa
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code ET
Statistical agency CSA


Administrative units

codeastedader / kililadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1994-10-11
census
population
2007-05-28
census
population
2015-07-01
estimate
01Tigray KililMekele85,366.53 4,314,4565,055,999
02Affar KililAysaita72,052.781,390,2731,723,007NaN
03Amhara KililBahir Dar154,708.9617,221,97620,399,004NaN
04Oromia KililFinfine298,164.29 27,158,47133,691,991
05Somali KililJijiga327,068.00 4,439,1475,452,994
06Benishangul-Gumuz KililAsosa50,698.68784,3451,005,001NaN
07YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch KililAwassa105,887.18 15,042,53118,276,012
12Gambella KililGambella29,782.82 306,916409,002
13Harari KililHarar333.94 183,344232,000
14Addis Ababa AstedaderAddis Ababa526.992,739,5513,273,001NaN
15Dire Dawa AstedaderDire Dawa1,558.61 342,827440,000
Special enumerated zones   96,570118,001
 total 1,127,127.0051,766,23973,918,50590,076,012
source: CSA, Ethiopia.
note: 2007: total population size of Affar and that of Country Total includes the estimated population of eight rural kebeles (21,410) in Elidar wereda (Affar Region).
note: total population figures for the Affar and Somali Regions refer to the counted population of the regions as of November 29, 2007.
note: YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch = The State of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP Region).
note: Astedader = administration; kilil = state; semen = north; debub = south; misrak = east; mirab = west.
note: Gonder and Gondar are in use for the same place/region.

Main cities

namepopulation
1994-07-01
estimate
population
2007-05-28
census
population
2012-07-01
estimate
latitude /
longitude
Addis Ababa2,084,5882,739,5513,040,7409.02/38.74
Mekele96,938NaN273,60113.49/39.47
Adama (Nazret)127,842NaN271,5628.54/39.27
Dire Dawa164,851NaN262,8849.60/41.86
Gonder112,249207,044254,45012.61/37.46
Hawassa City69,169NaN212,6657.05/38.48
Bahir Dar96,140155,428191,01611.59/37.38
Jima88,867NaN149,1667.66/36.84
Dessie97,314120,095147,59211.12/39.64
Jijiga..NaN147,482 
Shashemene..NaN123,8797.20/38.60
Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)73,372NaN123,2308.74/38.98
Harar76,378NaN110,4579.31/42.12
Sodo....102,923 
Arba Minch....101,339 
source: CSA, Ethiopia.
note: numbers from the 2007 census are preliminary results.